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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jan 31, 2012 7:31pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

hi again,

yes, for browsers that *can* support a direct flash object/embed tag, the iframe method will be a bit slower these days in comparison.

but it's not entirely for flash-vs-html5 -- we are doing a *lot* more under the hood to:
- properly identify the files of an item (eg: if an item changes or file renames -- you're often toast w/ flash direct files named)
- find any captioning information -- over time, we plan to add "Universal Subtitles", which means multi-lingual tracks may appear over time and the new /embed/ codes will "just work"
- allow playlists

but yah, i notice it on my own site/blog -- adding a bunch of /embed/ permalinks is a bit more "expensive". but we're hoping their permanency over
time and their flexibility and auto-updating will more than make up for it.

many of the other embed media sites have opted for iframes as well, and we are taking our lead from what we believe to be the industry standard.

may not be "news to you" or super convincing/great for you to hear, but there are some of the thoughts in a post, at least!


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